How to Put a Hook in a Fishing Rod?

Though it is not a tough job to do, but if you don’t know how to put a hook in a fishing rod then this guide is for you. The crucial part of adding a hook is to know how to tie knots properly.

If you learn the right knot, then adding a hook is a matter of seconds. There are different ways how professionals add a hook in the fishing rod and I have explained one of the most common ways.


I tried my best to keep the guide as easy as possible but there will video as well so you will be able to understand very easily. Here you go!

Why Should You Add a Hook Properly?

What do you need for a relaxing fishing experience? Good preparation! And putting a hook properly on the rod is one of them. If the hook you attach on the fishing line isn’t accurate, you can miss out on the very easiest catch.

And not only that, putting the hook wrong would give the strength. However, missing out on the easiest fish catch is the last thing you want in your fishing trip and so putting the hook properly is the must.

How to Make Palomar Knot?

This is an extremely strong knot that almost every professional angler uses. In the beginning, you might feel a little complex knot but trust me, it is the easiest.

It is a matter of seconds who knows to tie an overhand knot, this is a knot we tie for shoelaces. I wrote in a way so that everyone understands but if you don’t, I have attached a video as well it will surely help.

Palomar Knot Tying


Step 1


Pick the end of the leader and make a loop with it by doubling it. For the beginners, I mean if you haven’t tied much of knots then make the loop bigger, it would be easier for you, and you will be comfortable as well. Six inches line loop should work just fine for the beginners.


Step 2


After making the loop, pick the hook and there is an eye on the hook. The eye is the hole through which hooks are supposed to be attached to the line. Put the loop head through the eye and keep the hook at the middle side of the loop. The middle position would be balanced, the hook can swing freely from there.

Step 3

Pick the loop and now tie an overhand loop, just how you would do with the shoelaces. So the hook is now inside the overhand knot. And now for tightening the knot pull the hook through. When pulling be aware that hook can get inside your finger and that will hurt. Don’t pull it when your hand is slippery.


After pulling the hook, now pull both ends of the line it will tighten the knot better. Now cut off the tag line and you are all set to go for your next cast.

Check out the following video if you need a clear understanding. The video tutorial will make anyone tying a paloroma knot easily.

Additional Tips


You don’t have to tie Palomar knot, there are other knots as well, you can use that. But since I find this knot to be easier and to be effective, that’s why I suggested it.

One downside of Palomar knot is, if the line is thick and you are using a small hook, then trying this knot becomes tough since the thick line doesn’t go through the hook eyelet smoothly.

At first, the line is thick, and then for Palomar knot you have to double that to form a loop, so it gets tough.

Not only that, attaching high or low rigs by Palomar knot is hard as well. But still, with a thin line, it works pretty fine. A lot of anglers have been using this knot, in fact, it is one of the most popular hooks attaching knots out there.

However, hope this guide helps you to learn to add a hook to the fishing rod. If there is anything else I can help you with, don’t forget to comment below.

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